Skip to comments.How to Opt Out of Facebook’s Creepy New Targeted Ads
Posted on 03/09/2013 3:38:47 PM PST by Defiant
Facebook has announced that it's teaming up with four of the world's largest corporate data brokers to "enhance" the ad experience for users. Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai obtain information gathered about users through online means (such as through cookies when users surf the web) as well as through offline means (such as through loyalty cards at supermarkets and product warranty cards). Through the new relationship with Facebook, companies will be able to display advertisements to Facebook users based on data that these data brokers have on individuals.
Here's how to stop them.
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you can really mess them up. early on I constantly said I wasn’t interested, closed out ads and reported them as spam etc. I get almost no ads. what I have found is that many of my “friends” are not so careful about what they like and allow, so i in turn know a bit more than I’d like about them sometimes.
Glad I quit Facebook about 6 months ago. A REAL time waster.
Two words: Google Analytics.
Geez. I ybderstand that purrfectly!
I mostly only use my fake Facebook account for logging into other sites. I never even look at it, so could care less what’s going on there.
Rarely use my “real” account either, but I run Firefox with Ad Block Plus (with EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy’s Tracking List, Fanboy’s Privacy List, Facebook Privacy List, and Fanboy’s Annoyance List ) as well as BetterPrivacy to take care of LSOs/Super Cookies.
I didn’t even realize Facebook had ads, so I guess these things are working pretty darn good!
I tried ghostery in the past but it broke WAY too many legitimate web pages.
Since I use Firefox, I fix Google analytics with two words: No Script..
There’s a blocking list you can add into ABP to kill dating and porn ads completely.
I opened an account about 2 years ago. Never caught my fancy so i canceled it a year later. The electronic society has helped continue the destruction of the bonds that hold families and friendships together by making everything impersonal.
Why, is there a problem saying it should not be used???
Is there a problem with Bloomberg saying not to drink large sodas? It’s a nanny mentality. Some people want to use it. Some people gain enjoyment from some of the things it offers. Those people might want to continue to use it, while being aware of ways to protect their privacy better. Those who choose not to use it at all need not. However, on any thread that even remotely involves Facebook, it is guaranteed that someone will quickly come on just to post exactly what you posted. Thanks for the advice.
That is because those who use Facebook don’t mind being tracked, nor do they mind their entire life being displayed for all to see.
Those who wish to do so...it is their choice....
It’s good that the younger crowd is moving away from facebook to services that appear more private. It shows there is still privacy awareness. The problem is that Instagram and SnapChat aren’t really any better. These companies still categorize people into groups, identify those with the most influence in the group and then backdoor market to the group through those influential few with nobody none the wiser. Snapchat is especially devious at this in that they give the perception of being secure because they take steps to delete the content they deliver from their servers and everywhere it is delivered. Unfortunately by the time the content is deleted they have already done all the profiling and statistical analysis on the recipients they need through the meta-data. The same type of meta-data that has the NSA in the news as of late.
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